Since 2007, CHAI has provided direct management and technical support to governments around the globe to assist them in scaling up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance. This work includes devising context-adapted, resource optimized plans; supporting efficient execution of targeted interventions; and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination. CHAI believes malaria elimination is possible with currently available tools throughout much of the world today, but it will require substantial investment in improving systems to identify where where transmission is occurring, how parasites are moving, and what packages of interventions are most cost-efficient and sustainable for specific contexts.
While working toward eventual elimination in all contexts, CHAI assists some of the countries with the highest malaria burdens in the world to procure and distribute affordable, effective drugs and improve the efficiency with which they implement preventative interventions. CHAI supports countries with moderate or evolving malaria burdens to scale up access to diagnostic testing to ensure limited resources are used effectively, and to target interventions to where they are truly needed. In lower burden countries in Central America, Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia, CHAI works to strengthen surveillance activities and devise new strategies for ending malaria transmission permanently.
CHAI is currently providing operational and management support to improve the effectiveness of malaria programs in Botswana, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Laos, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Panama, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.